Event - Reports

June 21, 2024

EP 06 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Bus Rapid Transit System & Metro: A closer look at Pune’s Public Transport System

With many cities now having metro systems, there has been recent debates of the viability of metro systems specially in those cities where Bus Rapid Transit System was first implemented. The ridership in metro systems in most Indian cities are […]
June 13, 2024

EP 13 | Policy Beyond Borders | Chabahar Port: Exploring India’s Trade Opportunities and Challenges

This episode of Policy Beyond Borders with Dr Shelly Johny , explores the geostrategic significance and challenges for India with respect to the recent historic agreement between India and Iran for developing and operating the Chabahar port, granting India full […]
May 10, 2024

EP 05 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Unveiling the Push Factor Paradigm in Public Transport

In this podcast episode, we delve into the often overlooked topic of public transportation systems and what drives individuals to use them. The speaker, LIuis, kicks off the discussion by explaining the concepts of pull and push factors in public […]
May 9, 2024

EP 12 | Policy Beyond Borders | Towards Qatar National Vision 2030: Opportunities and Challenges for India

This episode of Policy Beyond Borders with Dr Md Mudassar Quamar uncovers the ambitions driving Qatar’s National development Vision 2030, the potential for collaboration with India, and the balancing act amidst China’s influence. Key Takeaways  1. Qatar’s National Vision 2030 […]
April 26, 2024

EP 04 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Addressing Safety and Security in Public Transport Through a Gendered Lens

In this episode of “Policy Beyond Mobility,” featuring Ms Sonal Shah, we delve into the critical aspect of gender-sensitive mobility, exploring how we can make transportation safer and more inclusive for women. Based on a decade of research and data, four […]
April 22, 2024

EP 60 | Business Regulations: Decriminalisation, Simplification and Digitisation | Policy Beyond Politics

In this episode, we explore the need for decriminalisation, simplification, and digitisation in business regulations. We dissect the implications of the Jan Vishwas Act and proposed amendments and delve into the progress of decriminalisation across the nation, identifying states leading […]
April 15, 2024

EP 11 | Policy Beyond Borders | Delving into India-UAE Economic Partnership: Exploring CEPA and BIT

This episode of Policy Beyond Borders with Dr Meena Singh Roy endeavours to unravel the multifaceted dimensions of India-UAE economic relations, exploring pivotal agreements like the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and the recently signed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)  and […]
April 8, 2024

EP 59 | Insights into Change: Recent Trends in India’s Female Labour Force Participation | Policy Beyond Politics

In the 2023 annual Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), India saw an advancement in its ranking, now positioned at 127 out of 146 countries, marking an improvement of eight places compared to the previous year. However, […]
March 22, 2024

EP 03 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Are Electric Vehicles a viable alternative?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making waves in India. The Indian government has shown a strong commitment to promoting EVs. Programmes such as the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) and the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) […]
February 23, 2024

EP 02 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Ride-Hailing: Demand for Gender Segregated Transport’ featuring Dr Vandana Vasudevan

Interest in Gender Segregated Transport (GST) in ride-hailing is evident not just in survey results but also in the increased emergence of transportation start-ups that specialise in GST around the world. Yet, GST remains heavily debated both in terms of […]
February 14, 2024

EP 58 | What do ChatGPT and AI look like in India | Policy Beyond Politics

Generative AI is projected to increase annual global GDP to the amount of trillions if implemented properly, according to analysts. What is India’s stake in this new global phenomenon? In today’s podcast, we look at generative AI and LLMs, the […]
February 12, 2024

EP 01 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Advancing Public Transport System in India

In this podcast, the speaker, Ravi Gadepalli, delves into the topic of ‘Advancing Public Transport System in India.’ India’s public transport is vital for the mobility, livelihood, and recreation of a large population, particularly in congested urban areas. State governments […]
January 11, 2024

EP 10 | Policy Beyond Borders | Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy Under Sheikh Hasina’s New Term

In this podcast we will be analysing Bangladesh’s foreign policy with key global players including United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and India during Sheikh Hasina’s latest term, emphasizing both continuity and future possibilities. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina retains […]
December 8, 2023

EP 9 | Policy Beyond Borders | India – Maldives Relations Under Muizzu’s Presidency

In the latest episode of Policy Beyond Borders, we discuss with Dr Gulbin Sultana, the foreign policy perspective of Maldives’ newly elected President, Mr. Mohammed Muizzu, with India. Additionally, we engage in a discussion on the potential collaborative opportunities that […]
December 1, 2023

EP 57 | Breaking Business Barriers in Kerala: Decriminalisation of Business Laws | #PolicyBeyondPolitics

In this podcast, we will be diving into the topic ‘Decriminalisation of business laws in the state of Kerala’. Kerala, with a Gross State Domestic Product of 7.8 lakh crore, has shown promising growth potential. However, it currently ranks 15th […]